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Eastbourne Weekly Update

Alert message sent 28/09/2018 13:16:00

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Friday, 28 September 2018


Number Plate Theft

Why might someone steal your number plate?
  • Changing the identity of a stolen car so it can be sold
  • Ram-raiding or burglary
  • Driving from petrol stations without paying
  • Evading congestion charges, parking and speeding fines
How to protect your plates
  • Use a garage at night if you can
  • Park in busy, well-lit areas if you have to park on the street
  • Use  safe, well - lit public car parks
  • Consider using security screws which can be turned easily using a screwdriver to fit them but can’t be undone using normal tools.
  • Consider using theft-resistant number plates which may cost a little more but are designed to resist known attack methods and will break apart if someone tries to remove them by force.
If the number plates are stolen from your car you should report it to the police straight away – you might start receiving parking fines, speeding fines or worse. 
 
Crime summary

There are no burglaries of note this week.
 

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If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 
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Megan Hall (Police, Prevention Support and Engagement Officer, Sussex)

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